Minority Business Groups Sign Historic Memorandum to Strengthen Minority Business Relations
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., Native American Contractors Association and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sign Memorandum
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Native American Contractors Association (NACA) and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formally uniting the minority groups for the first time in history at the USBC School of Chamber Management reception held at 6:00 p.m. at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.
"Although our work has brought us together on several issues in the past, we felt it was time to take the initiative and formally establish our partnership," said NACA Executive Director Kevin Allis. "This historic opportunity not only displays our commitment to one another, but creates a united front for the minority small business community."
The signing of the MOU coincides with NACA's 2013 Emerging Native Leaders Summit and the USBC School of Chamber Management events the week of July 15, 2013. Held separately, both events share a common goal to educate current and future minority small business leaders.
"This MOU is a formality, because truthfully, we have been working together for more than a year," said USBC President Ron Busby. "The leaders of both NACA and USHCC have been great partners. I often say that the only color that matters is green. By bringing our organizations together, we increase opportunities for our businesses to work together."
NACA's 2013 Emerging Native Leaders Summit, held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill July 16 – July 18, 2013, focuses on the connection between policy and media in relation to small business government contracting. Attendees represent over 10 Native American tribes and Alaska Native Corporations.
Native American Contractors Association
NACA is a national Native advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., and represents Tribal, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations across the country. NACA seeks to protect the economic self-sufficiency of America's indigenous people that is enhanced through the participation of its members in the SBA 8(a) program. NACA's members represent and provide benefits for nearly 700,000 Tribal members, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
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SOURCE Native American Contractors Association